Clock Project

So I looked and looked and couldnt find a clock in the right shape, style or scale for my kitchen. I went all over omaha in search of the perfect clock and then began online shopping. Nothing suited my standards so I figured I would have to settle for what was just OK and customize it.

I found this clock at one of the local discount retailers (half the fun is the hunt, right?) and at a bargain price snatched it up. I didnt like the color at all, since nothing in my house was the weathered rasperry color. But that could be changed…I liked the face & hands enough to experiment.

So I popped the face out of the frame and got busy with the exterior shell. I used a cheesecloth and some black satin paint to gently coat the exterior to make it more of a soot black, with a hint of this reddish base showing through. I dabbled it on in layers.

And this is the final outcome. The softened black looks opaque in the photo but it is actually quite translucent and matte, which makes it a nice, soft, sooty black. It goes perfectly with my accessories & style.

Not bad for $13!!!

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.